Latest award for Centre for Medicine recognises efforts to promote positive change

Our award-winning Centre for Medicine continues to be recognised for its ground breaking design and contribution to promoting sustainability, with its latest success being a win in the Global Good Awards UK.

Presented to contractors Willmott Dixon, the building has received this year’s award for ‘Building Sustainably‘. The Global Good Awards, formerly the National CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Awards, are a celebration of ‘business excellence and innovation in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability across a broad range of disciplines including Carbon Impact, Community Development, Staff Welfare, Energy, Education and Leadership’.

It joins a long list of awards that the innovative new building has collected – which also includes a Green Apple Award for contractor Couch Perry Wilkes, a Leicestershire & Rutland Local Joint Consultative Committee Merit Award 2016 and was Highly Commended for Team Achievement in the Institute of Civil Engineers West Midlands Awards.

The Centre for Medicine was certified as UK’s largest non-residential Passivhaus building in 2016. Developed in Germany in the early 1990s, Passivhaus is the fastest-growing energy performance standard in the world.

A key facet of Passivhaus is a ‘fabric first’ approach to construction and as such the building is incredibly well insulated and air tight to prevent heat leakage through the windows, walls, floor and roof. Comfort for staff, students and visitors from the local community and beyond, will be maintained by a state-of-the-art heating, cooling and ventilation system.